Power returns to Delhiites

Oct 14, 2011, 08:24 IST | MiD DAY Correspondent

Officials said increase in supply by NTPC has helped bring the situation under control, although some areas in the Capital continued to face outages for about two hours

The Capital, on Thursday, got some respite from long power outages as supply shortfall from central sector power generation plants came down to nearly 400 MW compared to around 1,000 MW in the last few days although several areas continued to face load shedding for up to two hours.
Power department officials said the situation has improved mainly due to increase in supply of power to the city by NTPC's generation stations in Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh.

The Delhi government on Wednesday had sought union power ministry's intervention to ensure supply of full quota of electricity to Delhi by various central generation plants.

The situation is much better today with increase in supply of power to Delhi by NTPC.

The peak demand in the city was recorded at 3,568 MW while availability was around 3150 MW," said a senior official of power department.

The situation had become more difficult due to overdrawing of power by neighbouring states Uttar Pradesh and Haryana from Northern Grid.

Delhi Power Minister Haroon Yusuf, meanwhile, directed all the city discoms not to underdraw power saying strict action will follow if the companies do not draw the central quota allocated to the city.

At a meeting with CEOs of all three discoms, Yusuf told them to do everything possible to ensure uninterrupted power supply.

Areas to suffer load shedding today
Meanwhile, following a directive from the city government, power discom BSES, on Thursday, announced the names of the areas in south and west Delhi which may face intermittent load shedding on Friday.

The areas are Alaknanda, Greater Kailash, Nehru Place, Nizamuddin, Defence Colony, Nehru Place, Sarita Vihar, Vasant Kunj, Saket, Hauz Khas, Lajpat Nagar, RK Puram, Najafgarh, Jaffarpur, Mundka, Punjabi Bagh, and adjoining areas.

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